Me Made May 2016- Days 11-22

It’s been a very busy two weeks! Days 11-22 have included some fun days with Amelie at the Botanical Gardens and the playground.  Last weekend was also our 10th wedding anniversary!   I can’t believe how the time has just flown by.  I’m so lucky to be married to my very best friend and my love. If anything having this separation during the week while we’ve been moving has really strengthened our marriage.  Being apart really does make you realize the daily things you take for granted. But with all the wonderful days we had a big round of illness. What seemed to start

Me Made May 2016- Days 1-10

Take a look at what I’ve been wearing so far for Me Made May 2016.   This year is a bit trickier for me as I need to plan most of my looks in advance. We’re still not moved completely over to the other coast (a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale).  I’m at my parent’s home with the kids in Estero Sunday night through Friday afternoon for Nigel’s school and back in Plantation to spend time with my husband Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.  Lots of back and forth travel requires much more forethought.  I can’t wait for June when we’ll be home for good! Though I wear handmade  most days and have very few

Me Made May 2016 + Lemon Drop Dress

I signed up for Me Made May 2016 for the third year now. I love how the challenge really makes me examine how well my handmade wardrobe is working. Plus I always find new outfit combinations that help to pull me out of a rut by spring. Here’s my pledge for this year: ‘I, Rebecca of Sew Pomona , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavor to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2016’ A simple but effective pledge for me.  My goal is no repeats of outfits…we’ll see how that goes!

Coral Linen Vintage Vogue V9105

I’ve been slowly working on this gorgeous Vintage Vogue dress V9105, a 1954 Original, for the last month or so.  This was part of my Spring sewing plans for casual house dresses.  While this didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned- it’s much dressier then intended- I really love it! I always love a dress you can twirl in! The seam lines and side buttons were what drew me to this pattern.  It reminded me a bit of the Altuzarra sweater and skirt I saw in Vogue a few months back on Penelope Cruz.  I love the intricate seaming and shaping, it really gives you

Knitting- Lina Tank in Sparrow

This tank top has been in the works since the beginning of the year-another relaxing slow knitting project.  My last sweater was a big fail so I went with a much more Florida appropriate look.  A tank top in knitted in Linen.  The yarn is a truly beautiful and soft to the touch linen yarn, Sparrow in Paprika.    And the best part, since this is linen it’s totally washable-I can even through it in the dryer.  At first, when I was finished with the tank, it looked huge and stretched out.  A quick wash and dry and it looked amazing! 

Vintage Vogue V8788 Wrap Dress in Linen

Here’s my first dress for Spring!  A lovely wrap dress in a beautiful teal colored linen, Vintage Vogue V8788 from 1954. We are FINALLY moved into our new home in Plantation and I can get back to sewing!  Not having time to sew for basically the last month has been so much harder than I thought it would be.  Especially with so much sewing planned for Spring that I’ve been itching to get started on. We moved out of our condo in Naples (I have WAY too much stuff including 13 boxes just for my library) and into our new apartment two weeks

Fabulous Fifi’s

I’ve been trying to use up some of my prettier fabric remnants before our big move (2 weeks + counting!!!!) and found the perfect pattern to use up my yardage in Fifi by Tilly and the Buttons.  It’s a simple camisole with gathered cups cut on the bias and cheeky little shorts.  I don’t have many pretty underthings so these were a perfect addition to my handmade wardrobe. I bought the pdf version for some instant sewing gratification!  I made the first version below as a tester and was wondering if this silhouette just didn’t suit me. I’ve lost most of my

Wide Leg Trouser Culottes in Hemp Recycled Poly Twill

These Wide Leg Trouser Culottes have been on my mind for ages.  I bought the fabric on a whim a few months ago when I bought the knits for my Mandy Boat Tees. It’s Hemp and Recycled Poly in an Olive from Honey Be Good in a nice twill weave and just a bit of sheen.  I’m tempted to give the charcoal a go as well.  It looks almost like a heavy wool but it’s just 10oz. Disclosure: I’m an affiliate partner with Craftsy and receive compensation if you click-through my affiliate link below. All opinions are my own. I drafted